Welcome to the Fire Engineering Fire Dynamics topic center, the industry's most trusted resource for information on fire behavior, dynamic fire events, and the latest fire-related research. Recognizing these events is critical to successful firefighting operations and here firefighters will find what they need to know regarding best practices, personal protective equipment, and the latest science and technology to survive these forces on the fireground.

Roundtable: Second-In Unit Assignment

June 12, 2014

Skip Coleman proposes a scenario based on recent fire studies conducted by UL and NIST.

Winds Will Test Two Bulls Fire Lines

June 10, 2014

The 6,837-acre Two Bulls Fire west of Bend barely grew in the past 24 hours, thanks to a growing army of more than 1,000 firefighting personnel, but the lines completed around the fire face a stern test from winds expected to gust to 20 mph or higher.

Corbett's Trivia: Fire Dynamics Simulation

June 10, 2014

What fire involving firefighter fatalities was the first to be computer modeled using the fire dynamics simulator of NIST?

ISFSI to Unveil New Training Program 'Principles of Modern Fire Attack'

June 6, 2014

The International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI) is releasing a training program soon, "Principles of Modern Fire Attack," that aims to incorporate many of the findings of modern fire dynamics research.

Understanding and Avoiding a Flashover

June 2, 2014

If a flashover or “full-room involvement” is the leading cause of firefighter injuries and deaths, then you must treat it as the enemy, writes Michael Salzano.

Firefighters Respond to 4-Alarm Clifton (NJ) Fire

June 2, 2014

Flames lit up the night sky over Clifton, New Jersey, as a fire tore through a three-story mixed occupancy structure on May 31.

Pressurized Fire Attack Precautions: THE "BIG THREEE"

May 30, 2014

Using fans to bring a fire under control is effective and safe when employed correctly in structures that lend themselves to such a tactic. Learn when, where, and how to deploy a positive-pressure attack.

Firefighters Battle Early Morning Harrison (NJ) Fire

May 28, 2014

An early morning fire in Harrison, New Jersey, sent 17 residents of a South Fifth Street occupied multiple dwelling running into the street for safety with the clothes on their backs and a few possessions.

Lorton (VA) Apartment Fire Kills One Person

May 28, 2014

One person was killed and four injured in an apartment complex fire yesterday in Lorton, Virginia.

Report Examines Boston Fire That Killed Two Firefighters

May 27, 2014

A veteran firefighter told Boston Magazine that the March fire in the city's Back Bay section that killed Lieutenant Joe Walsh and Firefighter Mike Kennedy was the worst he'd ever seen.